Malena


1h 46m 2000

Brief Synopsis

In Sicily during World War II, 13-year-old Renato and his pals become infatuated with Malena, a beautiful young war widow who is the obsession of every man and the envy of every woman. However, when news of the death of Malena's husband arrives, Malena's beauty turns into a curse. No longer protect

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Cinecitta Studios; MIRAMAX; Medusa Film; Miramax International
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Gaga Communications (Parent); Kinepolis Film Distribution; MIRAMAX; Mars Distribution; Medusa Film; Miramax Home Entertainment; RCV Distribution; Scanbox Entertainment; Shaw Organization; Skifan Hf; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Morocco; Sicily, Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

Synopsis

In Sicily during World War II, 13-year-old Renato and his pals become infatuated with Malena, a beautiful young war widow who is the obsession of every man and the envy of every woman. However, when news of the death of Malena's husband arrives, Malena's beauty turns into a curse. No longer protected from male advances by her marital status, she becomes fair game. As various men pursue her, their jealous wives begin spreading the word that Malena is a floozy, a rumor that the men are only too eager to believe. After a local lawyer helps her clear her name from a jealous wife's lawsuit, he demands payment in ways that Malena is not prepared to provide.

Crew

Renato Alfarano

2nd Unit Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)

Fausto Anzelmo

Viola Soloist

Benni Atria

Sound Editor

Verena Baldeo

Production Coordinator

Carlo Bernasconi

Producer

Alessandro Bertolazzi

Makeup Artist

Giusi Bovino

Head Hairstylist

Marcello Buffa

Digital Post-Production Supervisor

David Bush

Visual Effects Supervisor

Enzo Cardella

Hair Stylist (2nd Unit)

Gaetano Carito

Sound

Emanuela Cavazzini

Production Manager (2nd Unit)

Alberto Celestri

Location Manager

Bruno Cesari

Set Designer

Davide Cincis

Assistant Director

Andrea Constantini

Production Manager

Antonio Corridori

Special Effects Supervisor

Emilia Costa

Location Manager

Mario Cotone

Line Producer

Placida Crapanzano

Hair Stylist

Enrico Demelis

Music Coordinator

Ugo Derossi

Associate Editor

Elisabetta Ernidi

Makeup Artist

Francesco Frigeri

Production Designer

Giovanni Gebbia

Steadicam Operator

Bruno Giacchetti

Synchronization

Antonello Giorgiucci

Sound Dubbing

Valentina Guerra

Synchronization

Giorgio Innocenti

Production Manager (2nd Unit)

Lajos Koltai

Director Of Photography

Alfonsina Lettieri

Costume Design Collaborator

Fabrizio Lombardo

Executive Producer

Enrico Lucidi

Camera Operator

Enrico Lucidi

2nd Unit Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)

Alberto Mangiante

Assistant Director

Daniele Massaccesi

Steadicam Operator

Daniele Massaccesi

Camera Operator

Cecilia Mazza

Production Coordinator (2nd Unit)

Claudio Messina

Music Coordinator

Maurizio Millenotti

Costume Designer

Anthony Minghella

Special Thanks (Subtitles)

Teresa Moneo

Executive Producer

Roberto Moroni

Sound Mixing

Ennio Morricone

Music Conductor

Ennio Morricone

Original Music

Ennio Morricone

Music

Giorgetti Nello

Set Decorator

Gianni Oddi

Soprano Sax

Adolfo Onorati

Casting

Barbara Pastrovich

Assistant Director

Paulo Pioggia

Production Manager

Massimo Quaglia

Editor

Lili Rago

Dubbing Director

Fulvio Rossi

Production Manager

Cicci Santucci

Soprano Sax

Rick Schwartz

Executive In Charge Of Production (Miramax Films)

Mario Spedaletti

Executive Producer

Pietra Tornatoe

Assistant Director

Giuseppe Tornatore

Screenwriter

Joseph Tropiano

Special Thanks (Subtitles)

Fabio Venturi

Music Editor

Fabio Venturi

Music Sound Engineer

Luciano Vincenzoni

From Story ("Ma L'Amore No...")

Luciano Vincenzoni

Story By

Attilio Viti

Production Manager

Bob Weinstein

Executive Producer

Harvey Weinstein

Producer

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Cinecitta Studios; MIRAMAX; Medusa Film; Miramax International
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Gaga Communications (Parent); Kinepolis Film Distribution; MIRAMAX; Mars Distribution; Medusa Film; Miramax Home Entertainment; RCV Distribution; Scanbox Entertainment; Shaw Organization; Skifan Hf; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Morocco; Sicily, Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

Award Nominations

Best Cinematography

2000

Best Score

2000

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Expanded Release in United States February 2, 2001

Released in United States on Video July 10, 2001

Released in United States on Video July 20, 2001

Released in United States February 2001

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 7-18, 2001.

Completed shooting March 15, 2000.

Began shooting September 27, 1999.

Released in United States Winter December 25, 2000 (top 60 markets)

Expanded Release in United States February 2, 2001

Released in United States on Video July 10, 2001

Released in United States on Video July 20, 2001

Released in United States February 2001 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 7-18, 2001.)

Released in United States Winter December 25, 2000